Harlem graffiti came alive within 48 hours thanks to Graffiti USA!

We recently partnered with PMK BNC to create a photo graffiti backdrop for an exclusive comedy event hosted by Issa Rae, as part of her “A Sip” series. Because PMK’s request came about fairly last minute, our main challenge was completing everything in just 48 hours. Luckily, we pride ourselves on our quick turnarounds and ability to execute under pressure!

“Hosted by Issa Rae, ‘A Sip’ is an unscripted, intimate fireside chat over drinks with creatives we are inspired by. This time, I’m in East Harlem to talk to the exuberant comedian, actress and rising producer, Tiffany Haddish!”

Our creative direction for this graffiti piece: feature some iconic elements of Harlem. After all, with the event taking place at the historic Rain Nightclub, Harlem simply had to represent. That said, we made it happen, with shout-outs to Malcolm X, the Apollo and Holcombe Rucker Park.

After the event, we moved the canvas to an outdoor patio. Because of that, it served as the backdrop of a meet-and-greet with Issa Rae herself, where fans posed with her in front of the artwork for photos.

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For project inquiries, please contact us at art@graffiti-artist.net or call 646-801-6024